Old Jail Museum

Have you been on “lock-up” this spring and summer?   Perhaps you felt like a prisoner yourself in your own home?  Although this has been a rough year so far, it has also been an opportunity to be a part of history.  Forty or fifty years from now our children’s children will read-up on the world-wide pandemic of 2020 and the crisis that followed.

The Old Jail Museum re-opened our doors on Wednesday, July 1, 2020!  Now is a perfect time to visit us this summer!   We are open Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m to 4 p.m. (Due to the continuing concerns of the Covid-19 Coronavirus we will not be open on Saturdays until August).

This year also marks the 3rd annual Dillinger Raid event.  We have many items of interest on display in the museum this year, including the uniform worn by Warsaw police officer, Judd Pittenger and real and replica guns used in the robberies.

Come join the Kosciusko County Historical Society on Saturday, September 12th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 13th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. as we commemorate the 86th anniversary of John Dillinger’s infamous raid on the Warsaw Police Station. Relive the excitement of that fateful night when America’s most daring public enemy number one roamed the streets of downtown Warsaw with his gang of henchmen.

Bring your whole family and enjoy a time of fun, educational and family activities including: a craft show, vintage car show, on-site radio broadcast from WIOE-FM “Oldies 101.1”, food vendors, Old Museum tours, Dillinger walking tours, kids activities, and more.

All proceeds will go to help support the Kosciusko County Historical Society, Old Jail Museum.

Who knows, maybe when you are viewing the Old Jail Museum, you will be inspired to write a journal or collect documents, and newspaper articles, of how local Kosciusko County residents dealt with their own crisis-es of 2020 including the Covid-19 Corona virus and how it has changed our lives.

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